Last night my buddy Nigel and I wandered over to this building
|To spend some time with Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan|
|Gene went to the moon twice, the first time in Apollo 10 where he did a lunar orbit|
|The second time was aboard Apollo 17, this time he landed on the moon and drove the Lunar Roving Vehicle|
|No cameras were allowed but I snuck one crappy photo in at the end, that's Gene on the stage, far left, saying goodbye to some kids|
|Capt Eugene Andrew "Gene" Cernan, the 12th and last man to walk on the moon|
Only 7 of the 12 lunar astronauts are still alive today, they were all incredibly ballsy individuals. I stand in complete awe of every man and woman who has ever ventured into space. I'm unashamedly a space geek and I can't wait until the next generation of astronauts head to Mars, I just hope I'm alive to see it.